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Published on Mar 8, 2014
Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia's largest, flying nearly 37,000 passengers daily to some 80 destinations worldwide.A Malaysian passenger plane carrying 239 people, including 227 passengers and 12 crew members, has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said SaturdayMalaysian Airlines Loses Contact with Passenger JetMalaysia Airlines MH370 B777-200ER Loses Contact With Air Traffic ControlThe airline has 88 aircraft in its fleet, including Airbus A330s and A380s, and Boeing 777-200s and 737s, according to its website.maleysia airline websiteMalaysia Airlines was last year voted was voted Asia's leading airline at the World Travel Awards 2013, beating 11 other big name full service carriers.BREAKİNG NEWS Malaysia Airlines 'loses contact with planeA Boeing 777, part of Boeing's most popular family of large twin-engine jets, was involved in a crash in July last year in San Francisco in which three people died. One of the passengers who died was hit by a fire truck in the aftermath of the crash"Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraftThe airline will provide regular updates on the situation.Boeing 777, part of Boeing's most popular family of large twin-engine jets, was involved in a crash in July last year in San Francisco in which three people died. One of the passengers who died was hit by a fire truck in the aftermath of the crash. Despite the deaths and injuries suffered by many of the plane's 291 passengers, safety experts subsequently said that the safety features of the aircraft "helped to prevent" a much worse disaster.BREAKİNG NEWS Malaysia Airlines 'loses contact with planeVietnam is heavily shrouded in forest and there were no immediate reports coming from that country of an aircraft crashing.